FRA: 2020-04-28: Fundraising Academy - Major Gifts

FRA: 2020-04-28: Fundraising Academy - Major Gifts

This event has been cancelled. If you have any questions, please contact the event planner directly.


Join us for the 2020 Fundraising Academy:

Securing, Stewarding and Sustaining Major Gifts
Developing a Major Gifts fundraising campaign is an integral part of a successful nonprofit organization’s fundraising program. Over the course of this two-day intensive workshop participants will learn the key strategies in securing and sustaining major gifts.

Workshop topics include:
Strategies & actions for expanding & enhancing your major gift program
Research methods with or without technology
The Ask - The Team Approach
Social Styles and Donor Relationships
Essential steps in moving your donor from Annual To Major Gift Giving

This course is provided in partnership with the Fundraising Academy at the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at JFK University.


Hannah F. Berger, MPA, a seasoned professional fundraiser, brings a wealth of knowledge and practical experience to clients throughout the western United States. As a Senior Consultant with Fitz Non-Profit Consulting, she guides clients through major campaigns, board recruitment and development, foundation and corporate relations and international fundraising. Ms. Berger’s wealth of knowledge is essential to building a solid foundation for successful and strategic fundraising programs. Prior to becoming an independent consultant, Ms. Berger held senior management positions with the New Children’s Museum in San Diego, the Herbalife Family Foundation in Los Angeles and a national nonprofit, the Foundation for Prader-Willi Research. As Director of Development at the Foundation for Prader-Willi Research, Ms. Berger increased the organization’s major giving program from $1 million to $5 million in just 2 1⁄2 years. She is skilled at building authentic relationships with donors and matching the donor’s intent with the organization’s biggest funding needs..

Regina Neu has spent over thirty years of her professional career working in the nonprofit sector. Her experience includes being an Executive Director for two Bay Area nonprofits (Young Audiences of the Bay Area, Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Francisco and the Peninsula). Regina has also taught nonprofit administration courses at San Francisco State University and at California State University, East Bay. She has been working as a consultant for the past fifteen years primarily with small to mid-sized nonprofits. Her consulting work focuses on helping nonprofits increase their efficiency, manage change, and overcome challenges. Her expertise is in board development (training and facilitation), transition management, interim leadership, leadership coaching, needs assessment, and strategic planning. Regina has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware and a Master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Regina has been a trainer on Major Gifts with the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy since 2019. 

$350 - AFP members
$450 - Non-members 
Lunch and refreshments provided.

Professional Development Scholarship Funds are available for AFP Silicon Valley Chapter members. Visit Professional Development Scholarships for details.

Earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) toward your CFRE!


  • When

  • April 28, 2020 - April 29, 2020
    8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Where

  • Silicon Valley Community foundation
    2440 West El Camino Real, Suite 300
    Mountain View, CA 94040
    (650) 450-5400

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